Try Something New This Summer

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Did you know that frisbee golf, or disc golf, was invented in Saskatchewan? “The first known instance of anyone playing golf with a flying disc occurred in Bladworth, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926. Ronald Gibson and a group of his Bladworth Elementary School buddies played a game throwing tin plates at targets such as trees and fence posts. They called the game Tin Lid Golf and played on a fairly regular basis on a disc golf course they laid out on their school grounds. Modern disc golf started in the early 1960s, when it seems to have been invented in many places and by many people independently.”

Like golf having different golf clubs for different situations, disc golf has different discs or frisbees. A beginner’s set of discs may only include a distance driver, a fairway driver, mid-range driver, and a putter. More advanced sets of discs will have more options for discs. It is also important to remember that you will probably need a bag to transport your discs when you play, so you aren’t stuck with the hassle of hauling loose discs from hole to hole.

Disc golf has exploded into popularity, but a lot of people still haven’t tried it. With the growing interest in disc golf, there are many chances to try it out and play. You might be surprised that there is even a disc golf course near you! Doing a quick internet search will point you in the right direction to contact a local disc golf association, or show you were the nearest disc golf course is.